Monday, December 7, 2015

"a date which will live in infamy"

December 7, 1941
“A Date Which Will Live in Infamy”: FDR Asks for a Declaration of War. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941, stunned virtually everyone in the United States military. Japan's carrier-launched bombers found Pearl Harbor totally unprepared.
What horrors were yet to come in the wake of the presidential speech? Excruciating, consuming, horrific in little ways as in large.

And yet here is the anniversary and not even the infamy lives on.

I am so sorry and yet am in need of something to feel sorry for or about.

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry to know some of the truths of a "good" war.

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